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Posted on 28/07/2017

Someone Who Can Explain in Terms You Understand

I hope you and your love one has someone on your healthcare team that can explain what’s going on in terms that you understand.

We just left my father’s Primary Care Doctors’ office over at the DC VA Medical Center. He was just able to explain to my father what has been happening to him. 

Using terms, words and phases that you and your love one understand to help and assist you sort out the confusing and overwhelming world of healthcare. 

Just to get you started, here are a few questions you can ask:

  • What is ‘IT’, and what does ‘it’ mean?
  • What’s happening, happened or going to happen?
  • Does it have to happen right now, can I wait?
  • What does it all mean? 
  • What will my quality of life be after or if I choose to do nothing?

Whatever happens, just make sure you and your love one are equipped with all the information so you can make a good decision. When you have the pieces to the puzzle together, you have confidence that you will make the right decision. 

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